BALFOUR, John William

Plane was a Blenheim 1V Z6042 which collided with V5630 in formation practice resulting in the tail section being severed. The plane crashed near Naivasha, Kenya. Two of the three crew were killed. V5630 was damaged but landed safely.

Last Name
BALFOUR
Given Names
John William
Service Number
407840
Date of Birth
09/03/1913
Birth Location
Wayville S.A
Enlistment Date
01/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
22/09/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
23/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
70 OTU
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Kenya
Date of Death
23/06/1942
Age
29
Cemetery / Memorial
Nakuru North Cemetery Kenya
Notes

Plane was a Blenheim 1V Z6042 which collided with V5630 in formation practice resulting in the tail section being severed. The plane crashed near Naivasha, Kenya. Two of the three crew were killed. V5630 was damaged but landed safely.

Posting on Death
70 Operational Unit
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - BALFOUR John William - Service Number 407840

Acknowledgements

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